Toss the Flavor in Quinoa Tabbouleh with Redpack Tomatoes! {Gluten Free, Vegan}


Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl and Jess from Hello to Fit.  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well! 

Happy Friday, y’all! I don’t know about you but I couldn’t be more excited for the weekend to get here.  I feel like I have been saying this a lot lately but thing have been crazzzzy busy.  My studio is finally chugging along again, half marathon training just reach it’s peak (heading to taper town soon) and we will be celebrating both of my daughters birthday parties this weekend!

With all the craziness going on, I didn’t have time to come up with a new recipes for today’s theme (Heirloom Recipes) BUT that is okay since I had the perfect family recipe sitting in the archives from last May! 

Never minding the fact that the rest of the post is going to reference that we are in the month of May (I wish!), this recipe is timeless and can be made no matter what time of the year it is.  It’s also super simple to make too, yay! 

Gluten Free & Easy Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe.  The perfect healthy summer salad! TheFitFoodieMama.com

 This post was originally shared in May of 2015 as part of a Redpack Tomato promotion.  The promotion is no longer running and the giveaway is no longer accepting entries. 

Did you know that May is National Salad Month?! Well, it is and to celebrate, Redpack Tomatoes is hosting their second annual “Toss in the Flavor” promotion from now until June 10th on their Facebook page. 

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Redpack Tomatoes

They will be sharing their new collection of Redpack salad recipes on Facebook featuring Redpack Petite Diced Tomatoes along with seasonal fruits and vegetables. 

As part of the promotion they will also be giving away a $400.00 Grand Prize Picnic Gift Basket that include all the tools you need to chop, spin, mix, dress and toss in your favorite Redpack summer salad! 

Redpack was also nice enough to send me some of their petite diced tomatoes to try out in my favorite summer salad which just so happens to be my great-grandmother’s tabbouleh recipe. 

Redpack Tabbouleh Recipe

Some of you might or might not know that I am part Lebanese.  My grandmother was 100% Lebanese and while she was born here, her parents were straight off the boat from Lebanon!

Among a variety of Lebanese dishes I enjoyed growing up was tabbouleh which is a cold salad traditionally made with bulgur wheat, cucumbers, tomatoes, mint, olive oil and lemon juice.  A lot of other traditional recipes also call for parsley but my grandmother and the women in her family were known to do what they wanted, when they wanted and how they wanted and someone didn’t like parsley so no parsley it was! 

I did have to break tradition a little bit and exchange the bulgur for quinoa in order to make this gluten free.  I’m hoping my grandmother and her ancestors approve 😉 

Redpack Quinoa Tabbouleh

EASY QUINOA TABBOULEH


RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of cooked quinoa 
  • 2 cucumbers, diced
  • 14.5 oz can Redpack Petite Diced Tomatoes, drained or 1 fresh tomato, diced.
  • 1/2 cup mint, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
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Directions: 

  1. Mix quinoa with the cumbers, tomato and mint.
  2. Add olive oil an lemon juice and mix together.  
  3. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.  
  4. Add more lemon juice to taste, if desired. 
  5. Serve and enjoy! 

I have to say that my family was rather impressed by how fresh the Redpack tomatoes tasted and my husband even remarked that he thought they tasted as if they were picked right off the vine!

Redpack was also nice enough to agree to giveaway the same tote that they sent me to one of my readers so you can “toss in the flavor” to your summer salad! 

Redpack Tomatoes Giveaway!

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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78 Comments

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply May 18, 2015

Tabbouleh is one of my favorite sides. The more herbs, the better!
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    aelicatese
    Reply May 18, 2015

    It is really yummy and a perfect side dish!

Debbie
Reply May 18, 2015

OMG! How I have never thought about (obviously: I am a can't-cook!!). I ADORE tabbouleh. My mom used it to make it a lot in Brazil. But I never though I could use quinoa for that! And so easy. I will surely be making it soon.
Thanks a bunch for the inspiration, Annmarie!
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    aelicatese
    Reply May 18, 2015

    Yay, I hope you do and you like it! Let me know what you think :)

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply May 18, 2015

I love the mint in this and actually have all the ingredients in my fridge! Sounds like dinner!
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    aelicatese
    Reply May 18, 2015

    Yay! Hope you enjoy!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply May 18, 2015

I hadn't thought to add canned tomatoes with quinoa. Great idea!
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    aelicatese
    Reply May 18, 2015

    This brand honestly tasted just as fresh, I was surprised!

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply May 18, 2015

I love tabbouleh! I either make it with millet or quinoa! But it's such a classic to know (even if you have to make it GF!) Yum!
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    aelicatese
    Reply May 18, 2015

    It really is a classic!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply May 18, 2015

I love tabbouleh (even if I can't spell it) so easy to make! I need to come up with some variations for this summer. Looks like a fun challenge.
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    aelicatese
    Reply May 18, 2015

    Oooh I'd love to see your variations, I bet they are yummy! :)

rachel
Reply May 18, 2015

this looks so flavorful and easy to make! Thanks for sharing :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply May 18, 2015

    Of course! Thanks for stopping by :)

Jess @hellotofit
Reply May 18, 2015

I didn't know you were part Lebanese! No wonder you've got that beautiful, exotic look ;) hehe. I love tabbouleh, and this recipe looks delish! Fresh mint is awesome.
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    aelicatese
    Reply May 18, 2015

    Awww, thank you! Yes, fresh mint is awesome! :)

Sarah
Reply May 18, 2015

YUM! I always have canned tomatoes on hand. While we prefer fresh and usually eat those if I run out or they aren't looking good that week we always have back-ups. Plus in some dishes it is cheaper and easier to use canned.
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    aelicatese
    Reply May 18, 2015

    I always use fresh for this recipe but it honestly tasted just as yummy with the Redpack canned!

Paige c
Reply May 18, 2015

I love tabbouleh andlebanese food! I would make m'saka to go with this!

    aelicatese
    Reply May 18, 2015

    Oooh yummy!!!

Sam @ PancakeWarriors
Reply May 18, 2015

OH man I love tabbouleh, I started making mine with qunioa like 4 years ago when I found out that quinoa has a bit more protein and was easily digestible. I absolutely love this!
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    aelicatese
    Reply May 18, 2015

    I think it tastes just as fabulous with quinoa! :)

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply May 18, 2015

This looks delicious! I LOVE tabbouleh!! Great use of the tomatoes :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply May 19, 2015

    Thanks! I normally don't use canned tomatoes for it but they tasted really fresh and delicious with it!

Amber
Reply May 19, 2015

OMG THIS LOOKS DELISH - I first was like OMG tabowhatever it's called isn't GF is Annmarie cray cray? Then I saw your swapportunity! I have never had the PETITE diced tomatoes, I'll have to try those, I usually keep the larger ones, no salt added on hand!

    aelicatese
    Reply May 19, 2015

    Haha yes, I had to swap out the wheat a while ago and quinoa is the perfect sub! Having canned toms on hand is a great idea- the petite diced ones come in really handy! :)

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply May 19, 2015

Well you make that look easy! I would have never thought to try to make this at home- now I can!
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    aelicatese
    Reply May 19, 2015

    Heck yeah you can! Takes like 15 minutes :)

Barrie
Reply May 19, 2015

I love quinoa tabbouleh! This is a great idea- I have to say that I have never used canned tomatoes for this though! Maybe I will try~
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    aelicatese
    Reply May 19, 2015

    They really tasted quite fresh, believe it or not! :)

Lora
Reply May 19, 2015

YUM! This is definitely a recipe I would love love love!! Thanks for sharing! :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply May 19, 2015

    Of course! :)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply May 19, 2015

nom! this is right up my alley. Will hates tomatoes, so I'll just have to kick him out and make it for me! haha
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    aelicatese
    Reply May 19, 2015

    Haha, that is too funny! For what it's worth, I am not much of a tomato fan either and I really like tabbouleh!

Sara
Reply May 19, 2015

Would definitely taste great in a soup or crockpot recipe!
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    aelicatese
    Reply May 19, 2015

    Yes it would :)

Cheryl
Reply May 20, 2015

I would "Toss in the Flavor" with Redpack Tomatoes on pasta salads.

    aelicatese
    Reply May 20, 2015

    Yummy! That's a great idea!

Kim Avery
Reply May 20, 2015

I would try your recipe! We are trying to go gluten free for health reasons.

    aelicatese
    Reply May 20, 2015

    Aw, thanks! :)

Wehaf
Reply May 20, 2015

I would use these tomatoes in a pasta primavera dish!

    aelicatese
    Reply May 20, 2015

    Yummy!

Jennifer Cervantes
Reply May 20, 2015

I'd probably try it in a chicken tortilla soup, it would be very tasty.

    aelicatese
    Reply May 20, 2015

    Oh that's a great idea!

stacey grantham
Reply May 20, 2015

I use them when I make sausage jambalaya..so flavorful and fresh!

    aelicatese
    Reply May 21, 2015

    Yummy!

Ray
Reply May 21, 2015

I'd add it to my meatball spaghetti sauce!

    aelicatese
    Reply May 22, 2015

    Yum!

Renata
Reply May 22, 2015

I'd add these to my homemade pizzas that we bake in the oven for healthy dinner!

    aelicatese
    Reply May 22, 2015

    That sounds fantastic!

Juana Esparza
Reply May 22, 2015

I would add to my rice and chicken.

Kristen
Reply May 23, 2015

I would use these in a chicken chili on a rainy day.
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    aelicatese
    Reply May 26, 2015

    Mmm that sounds good! :)

Maryann D.
Reply May 24, 2015

I love to make homemade soups, all kinds. I would toss this in the pot to add flavor and color.

    aelicatese
    Reply May 26, 2015

    Great idea!

Suzee
Reply May 24, 2015

I have been making quinoa tabouli for years. I am happy to see that more recipes are being made available. I use less oil, about a scant quarter cup and add another quarter cup of chopped scallions. Also, 1/2 tsp chili flakes. Garnish w toasted sunflower seeds. Yummo!

    aelicatese
    Reply May 26, 2015

    Oooh those additions sound yummy!

Rosie
Reply May 25, 2015

I would make Spanish rice with Redpack petite diced tomatoes, using brown rice and lots of chopped green pepper and onion!

    aelicatese
    Reply May 26, 2015

    Oooh that sounds good!

Georgia
Reply May 25, 2015

I'd toss in the flavor in some vegetarian chili!

    aelicatese
    Reply May 26, 2015

    Love veggie chili!

Ariana
Reply May 27, 2015

Yummm I LOVE tabbouleh! I always make mine with quinoa too. Mostly just because I always have a huge bag of quinoa kickin' around ;)

    aelicatese
    Reply May 27, 2015

    Haha quinoa is useful that way! :)

Nikki Fahey
Reply May 27, 2015

no idea! ha I don't cook??

    aelicatese
    Reply May 27, 2015

    That's okay...they're easy to just throw into salsa or pasta ;)

Bain
Reply May 27, 2015

Canned tomatoes are good in so many recipes. I now make a vegetarian version of a friend's recipe, she called it Taco Soup, I call it Taco Dump Soup because it is so easy--other than preparing the veggie crumbles and slicing a few veggies, you just open cans and dump them in!

    aelicatese
    Reply May 28, 2015

    Mmm that sounds good!!!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply March 11, 2016

Great minds think alike, as I made this the other day for my blog too :) I just love adding LOADS of lemon to it.

Crystal Renaud
Reply March 11, 2016

I need to try this recipe! It sounds so summery and fresh!!
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Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply March 11, 2016

Good luck this weekend! Yikes- that is busy!

Laura @ This Runner's Recipes
Reply March 11, 2016

Yum! I just started making quinoa again after forgetting about it for a while. I like it with all the herbs and flavors!

Ilka
Reply March 11, 2016

Such a great way to boost your protein in a salad! Your recipes look absolutely delicious Annmarie!

Esther
Reply March 11, 2016

That looks so amazing! I have to admit that I have never made (or had that I can remember) tabbouleh! I am going to have to make this soon :) And yay for quinoa for a gluten free version :)

Sarah @ BucketListTummy
Reply March 11, 2016

This is so easy and brilliant. Can't wait to spice up my next quinoa recipe!

Courtney
Reply March 11, 2016

Mmm, quinoa. This looks so easy and tasty!

Jess @hellotofit
Reply March 11, 2016

Lebanese food is so delicious :) love your twist on Tabbouleh. Happy Fridayyyy hope the birthday parties go well!

Chrissa - Physical Kitchness
Reply March 11, 2016

Mmmmmmm I am SO pinning this! I need to change up my lunch theme a bit, and this recipe is totally up my ally. I love ordering tabbouleh at restaurants but I've never attempted it myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply March 12, 2016

This is one of those recipes that tastes even better as the week goes on! Have a fun weekend with the parties!

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